Broadcom, EchoStar Technologies STB match-up could make for sweet viewing experience

It's not exactly a chocolate-peanut butter analogy, but Broadcom and EchoStar Corp. (Nasdaq: SATS) subsidiary EchoStar Technologies' latest announcement that they're combining two HD-DVR technologies to improve on a "breakthrough TV experience" for viewers could turn a few heads in the STB world.

Broadcom's BCM7400 satellite STB system-on-chip (SoC) solution (say that three times fast) will be incorporated with EchoStar Technologies' SlingLoaded 922 HD-DVR.  The announcement was made at this week's Set-Top Box 2010 conference in San Jose, Calif.

The SlingLoaded 922 combines video and IP technologies to allow viewers to watch and control TV shows from anywhere in the world, so long as they have a broadband connection and a laptop or mobile phone. Broadcom's STB SoC will boost the 922's capabilities with enhanced security and the ability to store and share multiple types of digital media.

For more:
- see this news release

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